Governing Council

The Governing Council is the governing body of ACA. Consisting of ACA’s elected and appointed officers as well as elected representatives from ACA’s 18 divisions and four geographic regions, the Governing Council has the fiduciary duty to protect the organization's resources and ensure that it is well positioned to meet its strategic goals and address issues that face the counseling profession. Below is a complete roster of the current 2020-2021 Governing Council.

Find out more about the 2018-2021 ACA Strategic Mission and Vision.

Governing Council (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021)

* Executive Committee Member 

President, ACA – 7/1/20 - 6/30/21 
*Sue Pressman

President-elect, ACA – 7/1/20 - 6/30/21 
*S. Kent Butler

Past President, ACA -- 7/1/20 - 6/30/21 
*Heather Trepal

Treasurer, ACA -- 7/1/20 - 6/30/21 
*Cirecie West-Olatunji

Parliamentarian, ACA -- 7/1/20 - 6/30/21 
*Mike Walsh

ACA CEO 
*Richard Yep

Representative, AARC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21 
Donna Gibson

Representative, AADA -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 
Wendy Killam

Representative, ACAC – 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 
Hayley Stulmaker

Representative, ACC -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 
Stella Beatriz Kerl-McClain

Representative, ACCA -- 7/1/16 - 6/30/22 
Monica Osburn

Representative, ACES -- 7/1/16 - 6/30/22 
Marty Jencius

Representative, AHC -- 7/1/17 - 6/30/23
Mark Scholl

Representative, AMCD -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21 
Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado

Representative, ARCA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21 
Paige Dunlap

Representative, ASERVIC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21 
*Elizabeth O’Brien

Representative, ASGW – 7/1/20 - 6/30/23 
Christine Suniti Bhat

Representative, CSJ -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21 
Edil Torres Rivera

Representative, IAAOC -- 7/1/17 - 6/30/20 
Leigh Falls Holman

Representative, IAMFC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21 
*Paul Peluso

Representative, MGCA-- 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 
Dannette Berksteiner

Representative, NCDA -- 7/1/17- 6/30/20 
Lisa Severy

Representative, NECA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21 
Seneka Arrington

Representative, SAIGE -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21 
Jane Rheineck

Representative, Midwest Region -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/22 
Jason Marotzke

Representative, North Atlantic Region -- 7/1/16 - 6/30/22 
Summer Reiner

Representative, Southern Region -- 7/1/20 - 6/30/23 
Hillary Press

Representative, Western Region -- 7/1/18- 6/30/21 
*Elizabeth Forsyth

Student Representative -- 7/1/19 - 6/30/21 
Laura Pignato

Process Observer, ACA -- 7/1/20 - 6/30/21
*Melanie Drake Wallace

Special Advisor to the President on the Pandemic & Social Justice Concerns, ACA -- 7/1/20 - 6/30/21 
Judy Daniels

Governance Resources


ACA Articles of Incorporation and Amendments
ACA Articles of Incorporation - August 1952 

ACA Bylaws
Bylaws - March 2015

ACA Policies Manual
Policy Manual - May 2019

ACA Code of Ethics

2014 ACA Code of Ethics

ACA Nominations and Elections Handbook - February 2020
2020-2021 ACA Nominations and Election Handbook Feb 2020


Code of Leadership Conduct

ACA Code of Leadership Conduct

Past Meeting Minutes
APGA/AACD/ACA Governance Meeting Minutes

Governing Council Motions
Governing Council Motions - 2003-Present (June 2020)

IRS Form 1023, Exemption Application

IRS Tax Exemption Letter for ACA

IRS Tax Exemption Letter for ACA Group (ACA divisions that are listed)

IRS Form 990 - ACA 2018 Public Version